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This year’s Covid 19 pandemic and lockdown have meant that many events on the ACE calendar have had to be cancelled or postponed. This has included our annual Awards presentations at the ACE Conference. In spite of not being able to present the 2020 Awards publicly, we have recently confirmed the 2020 recipients and join with the sector in warmly congratulating them.

Our 2020 recipients are:

Rawinia Everitt - Educator of the year Tangata Whenua

Working for Far North REAP, Rawinia established a women’s rugby programme and took it to levels that players from high risk and vulnerable backgrounds could never have dreamed of... Read more

This award recognises Māori Educators for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education (for Māori). It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in teaching, training, administration, or a combination of these.

 

Jennifer Leahy - Educator of the year Tangata Tiriti

Jennifer has long-standing experience as an adult educator working within a wide variety of areas within the sector. She is a passionate educator who is always trying to fine-tune her delivery approach and thrives on continuously improving... Read more

This award recognises an individual for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development and delivery of adult and community education. It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in teaching, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki - Community Programme of the year Tangata Whenua

Tū Tama Wahine o Taranaki strives to empower whānau, hapū and iwi. Each year the organisation works with more than 800 whānau across all age brackets to support the long-term development of both individuals and whānau... Read more

This award recognises an adult learning programme for Māori learners that has achieved outstanding learning outcomes through innovative programme development, creative implementation and sound evaluation.

Koha Kai - Community Programme of the year Tangata Tiriti

Koha Kai is a social enterprise operating a food cart and training people with disabilities to provide healthy koha lunches for children in low decile schools. Since 2015 over 100 people have gained a recognised qualification in cooking and some in horticulture... Read more

This award recognises an adult learning programme that has achieved outstanding learning outcomes through innovative programme development, creative implementation and sound evaluation.

Serenah Nicholson - Member of the year Tangata Whenua

Through her organisation and as Manager of The Learning Centre, Whānau Family Support Services Trust, Serenah has worked tirelessly providing ACE and social services in her Lower Hutt community. She epitomises whanau learning in her work, relationships and standing in the community... Read more

This award recognises an ACE Aotearoa member for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development of the ACE Sector.  It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

Timote Vaioleti - Member of the year Tangata Tiriti

Dr Timote Vaioleti is a leading scholar who has always been steadfastly committed to adult and community education particularly in enhancing the educational experiences of Pacific learners both in formal, non-formal and community education. He developed the Talanoa Research Methodology, the most accepted Pacific methodology by Pacific academics within tertiary institutions in New Zealand, Tonga, and other nations of the Pacific... Read more

This award recognises an ACE Aotearoa member for outstanding service in, and contribution to, the development of the ACE Sector.  It is intended to be a tribute for outstanding work in governance, policy development, training, administration, or a combination of these.

We would like to congratulate the following individuals and organisations on their achievements. It is great to be able to acknowledge the excellent work that is completed on behalf of adult learners throughout New Zealand.